Engineers Without Borders Head South of the Border
"We assess and we go, 'Okay, what are your priorities? What are your needs now?' And the villagers communicate back, 'Well, this is also a problem,'" Pfefferkorn explained. "It's a multi-phase, continuing thing."
Matt Parsons said his experience not only helped the village, but him too.
"If you're helping your community, you're helping the world, you're helping yourself, it's all the same," he added.
Parsons and Pfefferkorn also want to start projects in Missouri.
Engineers Without Borders recruited volunteers for more Latin American projects at a meeting Wednesday night. The group is not restricted to MU students, so anyone can participate.